Monday, November 12, 2012

62: Whether You Know It or Not


The Project
I am now up to date (here) with my re-translation of Lao Tzu’s words of wisdom!  

The Way
The wise project manager is aware of how things happen and this makes their words more potent and their behaviour more effective. Sharing the way is the greatest gift they can give.

Lao Tsu tells us:

Tao is the source of the ten thousand things.
It is the treasure of the good man, and the refuge of the bad.
Sweet words cannot buy honour;
Good deeds can gain respect.
If a man is bad, do not abandon him.

Therefore on the day the emperor is crowned,
Or the three officers of state installed,
Do not send a gift of jade and a team of four horses,
But remain still and offer the Tao.

Why does everyone like the Tao so much at first?
Isn’t it because you find what you seek and are forgiven when you sin?
Therefore this is the greatest treasure of the universe.

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